My name is Ralph!

Rat Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Grand Rapids, Michigan - Ralph
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Hearts of Hope Dog Rescue

Facts about Ralph

  • Breed: Rat Terrier Mix
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
Hello there, my name is Ralph and I'm a 5 year-old Rat Terrier. My foster mom says I'm very handsome and a big lover boy. She says I'm a typical terrier too, which means I don't always listen, but cant help it because it's in my genes. She says I'm very smart and treat motivated. I do have anxiety, especially when someone goes away. I am scared of strangers when they come into the house and think they are a threat and bark. I am not a mean dog at all, in fact it is fear that makes me this way. I don't like noises out of the ordinary as they scare me. Once people are in the house I am very affectionate and love to cuddle. I get along very well with other dogs but not sure about cats or kids. I don't think I would do well around young kids who naturally are unpredictable. My mom says i would do best with someone who knows my breed and is willing to help change some behavior but also be willing accept my personality. A fenced in yard would be a must as I can tend to wander if left unattended. My mom says I'm a sweet and spicy but in a good way. She says my heart is big but I need to work on trusting. I have been treated for heartworms and am doing well so far. I am up to date on vaccines, microchipped, and neutered. My adoption fee is $200. Please apply at

About Hearts of Hope Dog Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Hearts of Hope's mission is to save homeless unwanted dogs. Pet overpopulation is a global crisis. Our local animal shelters are full of wonderful dogs that just need more time and help finding the right home. Many of our dogs come from these local kill shelters and others come from urgent rescue situations spanning as far as Beirut, Lebanon. Hearts of Hope strives to help as many dogs as possible. If we are able, we will help. We know we can't save them all, but it matters to the ones we can save.

Hearts of Hope Dog Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dog rescue located in Grand Rapids, MI. It was founded by Director, Janelle McFarlane November 23, 2011. Our rescue dogs are provided with the best possible vet care, a safe place to stay and the love they deserve. We do not have a shelter facility. Our volunteer foster homes take these wonderful dogs into their homes until we find their forever families. Our organization is devoted to helping dogs in need and works diligently to find them loving forever homes where they can happily live out the rest of their lives.

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

Our Adoption Process...

1. The first step is completing our application at

2. If your application is approved, you will be contacted to schedule a home visit interview. We will bring the dog over for a visit and conduct and interview with you.

3. Then we will both take a day to consider whether it is the right home for the dog.

4. If everyone is in agreement, the adoption will take place and you will sign an adoption contract and commit to giving our rescue dog a forever home.

We are a non-profit organization. Our adoption fees are considered a donation to the rescue and they range from $150-$300. Our fees help us cover our dog's vet care, food, supplies and other expenses to keep the rescue running. All dogs must be spayed/neutered, micro-chipped, tested for heartworms, vaccinated and wormed as appropriate for age and checked for fleas prior to or within 30 days of adoption.

Note: There are no refunds on adoption fees. Adoption fees are considered a donation to the rescue and are tax decuctible.